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Canon® EOS Rebel XSi/450D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Looking Inside the Viewfinder

Much of the important shooting status information is shown inside the viewfinder of the Rebel XSi. As with the displays shown on the color LCD, not all of this information will be shown at any one time. Figure 2.21 shows what you can expect to see. I’ll explain all of these readouts later in this book, with those pertaining to exposure in Chapter 4, and those relating to flash in Chapter 7. These readouts include:

  • Spot metering reference circle. Shows the circle that delineates the metered area when Spot metering is activated.

  • Autofocus points. Shows the nine areas used by the XSi to focus. The camera can select the appropriate focus point for you, or you can manually select one or all of the points, as described ...

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